Ms. Stephanie – Director and Lead Teacher
She has a BA in Applied Behavioral Sciences and an Administrative Certificate in Early Childcare. She also has an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and course work in Early Childcare. Ms. Stephanie has worked with the Fours and is currently working with the Infants and Toddlers. She has been at ABC Land since 2004. Her favorite children’s book is The Crayon Box That Talked.
Children bring such joy to my life and I love watching them achieve their preschool goals of making friends and becoming independent.
Mrs. Denise – Assistant Director and Lead Teacher
She has a BA in Theater and course work in Early Childcare. She has worked with all ages, but her concentration is with the Pre-K 5s. She has been at ABC Land since 1990. Her favorite children’s book is The Little Engine That Could.
I am inspired by children’s creativity and willingness to learn. I give children the opportunity to express their own creativity and encourage learning through play.
Mrs. Kim – Lead Teacher
She has a master’s in school counseling and BA in Sociology. She has over 20 years of experience working with children and is the Pre-K 4s room teacher.
Mrs. Dee – Lead Teacher
She has a BA in Criminal Justice and course work in Education. She is the 3 Year Old room teacher, and she has been at ABC Land since 1993. Her favorite children’s book is Poky Little Puppy.
The greatest part about working here is watching the threes achieve one of their goals: shape and color recognition.
Mrs. Kris – Lead Teacher
She has been working with children for over 30 years. She studied Child Development and Early Childhood Education at College of Dupage and Waubonsee College and continued her education at Concordia College and Science Studies for Young Children at Morton Arboretum. She has been the 2 Year Old room teacher at ABC Land since October 2017. Her favorite book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
“The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.” – Marie Montessori
Mrs. Veronica – Substitute Lead Teacher
She has an Associates Degree in Early Childcare. She is a Teacher Assistant in the school district. She has been at ABC Land since 2010. Her favorite children’s book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
I have been working with children for over 30 years and have enjoyed every obstacle of learning children have overcome.